Check out below as we track the college basketball odds for the 2022-23 Wooden Award throughout the season to help with your college basketball picks.
With over a month remaining to play in the 2022-23 college basketball season, the John R. Wooden Award race might already be over. Purdue big man Zach Edey is priced as a significant favorite while averaging 21.9 points and 13.4 rebounds per game.
Here is our look at the best odds for the 2023 Wooden Award, along with a look at some potential picks.
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Wooden Award Odds 2023
|Zach Edey||-330 🔥||-360||-400 ❄️|
|Jalen Wilson||+1000 🔥||+650 ❄️||+800|
|Brandon Miller||+1300||+1300||+2000 🔥|
|Drew Timme||+1600||+2600 🔥||+1000 ❄️|
|Azuolas Tubelis||+1800 ❄️||+4000 🔥||+2500|
|Oscar Tshiebwe||+2500||+8000 🔥||+2500|
|Markquis Nowell||+3000 ❄️||+6000 🔥||N/A|
|Marcus Sasser||+3000||+4000 🔥||+3000|
|Adama Sanogo||+3500 ❄️||+10000 🔥||+4000|
|Trayce Jackson-Davis||+4000||+10000 🔥||+4000|
|Keyontae Johnson||+5000 ❄️||+10000 🔥||N/A|
Wooden Award Best Bets 2023
- Zach Edey (-330 via DraftKings) - Jan. 18, 2023
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Wooden Award Odds 2023: Favorites
Zach Edey (-330 via DraftKings)
A bet on anyone else in this market is a wager on Edey missing some time over the next month-plus, as he is the clear favorite to win this award. The Purdue big man opened at 35/1, but the best number you can get now is -330 at DraftKings. This was priced at -150 at the same shop just over a week ago, but Edey delivered his NPOY-defining performance in a win over Michigan State on MLK Day.
Evan Miya’s analytical website can quantify a player’s impact on both ends of the floor with his Bayesian Performance Rating rating. Edey paces all of college basketball with a BPR of 7.07, which would be a better mark than any Wooden Award winner since Jalen Brunson finished with a BPR of 7.12 during the 2017-18 campaign.
Go ahead and post that Vince Carter gif, because this race is over. Bet on Edey to win the NPOY award before he has even longer odds.
Jalen Wilson (+1000 via DraftKings)
Kansas standout Jalen Wilson has quietly been a favorite for much of the year since opening at 25/1 in this market. Wilson is the leader of a Kansas squad that is favored to win the toughest conference in the sport.
Wilson leads the Big 12 in scoring at 20.8 points per game, which ranks 20th in all of college basketball. He is coming off a career-best 38-point performance in an overtime loss to Kansas State. Wilson is +650 at FanDuel Sportsbook, so a 10/1 shot at DraftKings isn’t the worst idea.
Wooden Award Odds 2023: Contenders
Brandon Miller (+1300 via FanDuel)
Alabama’s Brandon Miller has been the best freshman in the country, and it somehow feels like he’s flying a bit under the radar. He is shooting 46.2% from long range while averaging 20.1 points per game.
Miller, who isn’t even listed in this market at Caesars Sportsbook, won’t win this award and might not climb up much further in the race for runner-up. We just want you to remember his name ahead of the 2023 NBA Draft, because one team is going to get a talented scorer.
Drew Timme (+2600 via FanDuel)
At some point, the push for Drew Timme to win this award will probably happen. He finished runner-up last year and opened with the second-best odds in the market at +600. And the senior big man is playing extremely well to help carry Gonzaga.
Timme is averaging 21.5 points per game while shooting 65.8% from the floor. He is fourth in KenPom’s Player of the Year ratings with a mark of 1.539. For comparison, Edey paces KPOY's rating with a 2.105.
Azuolas Tubelis (+4000 via FanDuel)
It is a rarity in this era of basketball, but Arizona is playing through two posts this season. Azuolas Tubelis has thrived in his role, averaging 20.4 points on 57.4% shooting while collecting nine rebounds per contest.
This number is as short as 18/1 on DraftKings, but FanDuel once again offers the best value on the market.
Wooden Award Odds 2023: Long Shots
Marcus Sasser (+4000 via FanDuel)
Houston is the No. 1 team in the country and has the inside track to be the top seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. So we have to take a look at the Cougars’ best player, right?
Marcus Sasser, who was a popular pick to win this award after opening at +1500, is averaging just 16.9 points per game this season.
Oscar Tshiebwe (+8000 via FanDuel)
Last year’s Wooden Award winner opened as the favorite at +600, but Kentucky big man Oscar Tshiebwe was really never in this race. He wasn’t healthy to start the season, though he still somehow leads the country with 13.8 rebounds per game. It is hard to repeat, and Tshiebwe hasn’t been dominant enough to really have a chance at doing so.
Mike Miles (+10000 via FanDuel)
I still don't hate the idea of throwing some beer money on TCU point guard Mike Miles at 100/1 to win this award. Miles was 60/1 to start the year, and is averaging 19 points per game. He scored 33 against Baylor in early January, and if TCU ends up securing a Big 12 title, there is a chance that Miles will get some consideration. But this race is truly over.
Recent Wooden Award Winners
|2022||Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky||+4000|
|2021||Luka Garza, Iowa||+250|
|2020||Obi Toppin, Dayton||N/A|
|2019||Zion Williamson, Duke||N/A|
|2018||Jalen Brunson, Villanova||N/A|
|2017||Frank Mason, Kansas||N/A|
|2016||Buddy Hield, Oklahoma||N/A|
|2015||Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin||N/A|
|2014||Doug McDermott, Creighton||N/A|
|2013||Trey Burke, Michigan||N/A|
Wooden Award FAQs
Who won the Wooden Award last year?
Oscar Tshiebwe won the Wooden Award during the 2021-22 college basketball season. He opened at 40/1 to win the award before his prolific season at Kentucky.
When will the Wooden Award be decided?
The winner of the 2023 John R. Wooden Award will be presented in Los Angeles in April.
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